Thursday, July 3, 2014

*Review* Secrets in the Lyrics by S. M. Donaldson



I was given the chance to beta read this book and let me just say Ms Donaldson did a phenomenal job!!!!

Ivie hasn't had the best childhood, with parents who don't care about her and kick her out at 17. To bad relationships after another! The only good thing Ivie has is the band. She loves music and even more she loves the guitarist Gabe but she won't do anything about it because they are the only family she has and doesn't want to lose them.

Gabe is a strong caring guy who has had to take care of his mom and sister after finding out his dad has two families. When Ivie joined the band Gabe knew she was the one but didn't do anything because if he screwed it up he could loose his band.

Ivie's recent relationship turns violent and she knows she has to get out so when the band gets an offer they take it. The day they are suppose to leave things turn bad, emotions are running high, and feelings can't be hidden. Can Ivie & Gabe finally be together? Does having these feeling separate the band? Or does past relationships get in the way? Read this amazing story to find out! You will not be disappointed!!!

Secrets in The Lyrics was a very emotional read! And true to its title you will find hidden messages! You will read about desire, heartache, abuse, fear and love.

Suzanne you are a fantastic writer every book you write just keep getting better! I can't wait for the next!!

5 Stars

*Blog Tour & Review* Changed by Healther Dahlgren


Book Name: Changed
By: Heather Dahlgren
Release Date June 6th, 2014
Blog Tour Hosted By: Author Sandra Love




Kenz hated high school.  Having no friends, no boyfriend, and worst of all being bullied—graduation was the only thing she looked forward to.  After graduation, she completely reinvents herself becoming the person she always wanted to be.  Someone different.  Changed.  When she gets to college, she easily makes friends, boyfriends, and loves life.  For once in her life, she adores the person she has become.
Enter Campbell Boyd —the attraction between them is instant.  He is sexy as hell.  Sweet, romantic, flirty.  He definitely knows how to treat a woman in and out of the bedroom.   
Once he has his sights set on Kenz, there is nothing that will stand in his way.  Or maybe there is something that could ruin it all?  One small detail that Kenz tries desperately to ignore—one that can only be swept under the rug for so long.     
What happens when the past and present collide and secrets are revealed?  Is it possible to forgive or will it destroy them both?  One thing’s for sure—things are going to change.





*We were gifted a copy for a honest review*
Kenz had the worst high school experience ever. Not having any friends to lean on and constantly bullied it made her life a living hell. When she graduated she wanted a change, she promised herself she would never be that weak girl again. One night out with her friends she meets Campbell.

Campbell is hot as hell, he is such a sweetheart and all the girls want him. When he sees Kenz he has to have her. Kenz knows they have a connection but has to get out of there. He might not remember but Kenz does...he is one of the bullies who ruined her life.

After finally deciding to let it go Campbell's friend show up they get to see Kenz and the big secret is out! Can Kenz forgive Campbell after he finally knows the truth? Can Campbell believe wheat he is hearing? Can people really change or is it just a act to full you again?

The plot twists a incredible you won't be able to put it down! You will be drawn in from the first page. This book had it all and so many emotions! Romance, angst, love, bulling, hot as hell sex. Reading this book was like a breathe of fresh air, it's not like every book out there!

5 Stars



I am 36 years old.  I am married to my high school sweet heart.  We have been married for almost 12 years and have 3 amazing kids.  I’m a stay at home mom and my kids definitely keep me busy.  I live at the Jersey Shore and love all there is to do here.  I love nature, birds especially.  I enjoy hiking and fishing with my family. 
I have always loved to write.  In high school I used to write stories, poems and a lot of love notes!  I absolutely love to read.  I love the way I can get lost in a book and forget about the world around me.  Now that I am writing books, I feel the same way, only it’s my book I’m getting lost in.   
As for now, I am loving this journey of becoming an author.  It has been more then I dreamed it would be.   
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Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Excerpt Reveal The Dare by Rachel Van Dyken




The Dare:

From #1 New York Times Bestselling Author Rachel Van Dyken, comes the third and final book in the New York Time's Bestselling Bet Series...


Boring Beth Lynn has always lived up to her nickname... until she wakes up in a hotel bed next to a sexy as sin state senator she re-connected with at a wedding the previous night.

The biggest problem? She can't seem to remember anything about the night before except for crying into a box of cookies, and she's pretty sure Grandma Nadine slipped something in her drink. And what should have been a one night stand turns into a six day adventure when Grandma whisks them off to Hawaii to save them from the ensuing media firestorm.

Jace isn't looking for commitment -- he believes he made that clear when he left the wedding with Beth. Then again, he can't remember much of anything other than the way her skin felt beneath his hands. Now he's stuck with her at some lame couple's retreat and trying his hardest to fight the attraction only a woman like Beth could invoke.

He doesn't think it can get any worse.

But one spider attack... A donkey ride from hell... And an unfortunate episode with Viagra tea -- and there's one thing Jace knows for sure: He should never have agreed to Grandma Nadine's suggestion in the first place.

Because if this isn't paradise, and it isn't a vacation -- that only leaves one option.

Survival.

But to make it through alive... they might lose their hearts in the process.
(Romantic Comedy, Friends to lovers, Vacation Romance, New Adult Romance, Funny Stand Alone, Bargain Books, Humorous Romance)

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Beth!” Jace knocked on the door. “If you’re done freaking out, we need to go.” “Right.” I wiped my wet cheeks and clenched the dress in my hands. It wasn’t magic. If anything, it was just a reminder that I was exactly where I’d been when I’d graduated in 2000. A loser. A loser with a small rack who preferred math and science to Facebook. “Beth, I’m serious. It’s not looking good.” “Keep your pants on!” I yelled, irritated that he was making me hurry. With a curse, I pulled on the dress, put my wet hair in a quick pony tail, and opened the bathroom door. “What’s the big hurry?” Jace held up his phone. It said Grandma Nadine. “Hello!” a loud voice yelled. “Jace! Beth! Hurry! Grandma has this all figured out.” “Famous last words.” Jace nodded. “But we have no choice.” “No choice?” I repeated. “What? Is the mafia after us or
something?” “Worse.” “I highly doubt that.” “Look.” He pointed to the TV. Reporters were in front of a hotel, looking excited as hell. “The news?” I asked. “Why is that worse than—” “Special reports say the senator took a prostitute back to his room at midnight last night and has yet to check out! Which raises the question, has the senator truly put his murky past behind him? Sources close to the senator’s ex-fiancĂ©e say the cheating scandal from two years ago nearly destroyed him. One more scandal won’t bode well for the youngest senator in state history. Could a trust issue in his personal life have a reflection on his public one?” “That’s enough.” I grabbed the remote from Jace’s frozen hand and threw it onto the bed. Great. So not only had I lost my virginity to a politician, but now I was a prostitute. I reached for his cell phone and growled into it. “We’ll have words later.” Grandma snorted. “But get us out of here first.” “Say the magic words.” “Uh, please?” I nudged Jace out of his paralyzed state. “Not those words.” I closed my eyes and allowed visions of my calm and sterile office to bring back the peace into my body. That didn’t work. I needed to think about Vampire Diaries. Damon Salvatore. Damon Salvatore. Damon Salvatore. And happy place found! “I can’t read minds. What words do you want me to say?” Grandma chuckled. “Why, thank you, of course!” “For?” “How was he?” She giggled like a school girl. “Men with power seem to have a special type of—” “Thank you!” I all but shouted. “Now get us out of here.” “Roger.” The phone went dead. I looked to Jace for help, but he seemed to be fighting a losing battle with his tie as he tried to pull it from his neck. “Stop.” I swatted his hands away. “You’re going to hang yourself if you keep doing that.” He shrugged. “What?” I loosened the tie. “No snappy retort?”
Not feeling snappy,” he said dryly. I slapped him. I never said I was good with emotions. “What the hell was that for?” “Singing Katy Perry.” I grinned. “Now snap to it, Mr. Senator. We’ve gotta make it out of this hotel without that skinny bitch reporting it on the evening news.” “Grandma?” “The reporter.” “You understand my confusion,” he added, just as someone knocked on the door. “Stay here.” “It feels like a bad movie,” I whispered to myself as I chewed the nail polish off my thumb. “Shit.” Jace looked through the peephole and then said shit about five more times before slowly opening the door. Why was he so upset? Why the hell would… “Aw, shit.” I repeated. Because there really wasn’t any other word that existed in the English language that would fit as well. So I repeated it again. As did Jace. Grandma shrugged and pulled off her sunglasses. “Let the fun begin!”